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Block Patterns are a collection of predefined blocks that you can insert into pages and posts and then customize with your own content. Using a Block Pattern is an easy way to create beautiful layouts that combine different blocks to produce professional designs.

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Explore Block Patterns

To take a look at the block patterns available, follow these steps:

  1. From your dashboard, go to Pages or Posts and click any page or post to edit it.
  2. In the editor, click the + Block Inserter in the top left corner.
  3. Click on the Patterns tab.
  4. Browse through the patterns. You can click to view collections of patterns within a specific category like About, Blog, Coming Soon, and so on, or click the Explore all patterns button at the bottom of that section to open the patterns in a new, larger, window.
  5. Click on any pattern once and it will be added to your page at the location of your cursor.
How to add prebuilt patterns to your content using the + Block Inserter icon in the top left corner of the editor.

We’re continually adding new Block Patterns and updating existing ones! While we may change or remove patterns over time, this will not affect any patterns you’ve added to your page. Once you add a Block Pattern to your site, there is no link to the original pattern so any subsequent changes would not impact anything on your site’s pages or posts.

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Using a Block Pattern

If you find a block pattern that you like, click it once to insert it to your page. The full pattern of blocks is then inserted into the page at the location of your cursor.

Once you insert a Block Pattern, you can change the content as much as you’d like. Click on any block to edit the content within that block. You can change the text and replace images:

An example of a block pattern with an arrow pointing to the option to replace an image.
You can type new text or replace the images in a block pattern

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Images in Block Patterns

The images provided within Block Patterns and Page Layouts are free to use on your site. However, because these images are being referenced from an external source (i.e. they are not added to your site’s Media Library), there is always a chance they could change or be removed.

We recommend replacing these images with your own content. For help with adding images to your site, check out our guide to Images. You can also find images using the Free Photo Library.

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